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Synod Women

Listening a powerful antidote to clericalism: Synod participants

The first assembly of the Synod on Synodality demonstrated that an effective way to break the chains of clericalism and highlight the experience of women in the Church is to listen and pray together before discussing issues, say two Synod participants. Source: OSV News.

Charity Family Violence Women

Vinnies opens refuge for women escaping domestic violence

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has opened a new purpose-built women’s refuge in Western Sydney, which will provide supported crisis accommodation for women over 45 who are seeking refuge from domestic and family violence.

Laity Liturgy Women

Don’t reduce women’s role in Church to question of ministry: Pope

The importance of women in the Church cannot be “reduced” to the question of ministry, Pope Francis told members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments yesterday. Source: CNS.

Ecumenism Vatican Women

Female Anglican bishop participates in Council of Cardinals meeting

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals concluded a meeting at the Vatican yesterday, reflecting on “the role of women in the Church”. Source: CNA.

Theology Vatican Women

Pope asks theologians to help ‘de-masculinise’ the Church

Asking pardon for speaking plainly, Pope Francis told members of the International Theological Commission that “one of the great sins we have had is ‘masculinising’ the Church”, which also can be seen by the fact that only five of the commission members are women. Source: CNS.

Migrants Women

Holy See ambassador joins ACRATH for campaign launch  

The Australian embassy to the Holy See joined Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) for the launch of its “16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence” campaign, focusing on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation.

Finance HIgher Education Women

Notre Dame and trailblazer help women get down to business

The University of Notre Dame Australia is partnering with businesswoman Donny Walford to empower women by giving them the skills to make smart decisions with money and tools to climb the career ladder.

Family Violence Women

Pope criticises media’s ‘ambiguous’ role in campaign to stop violence against women

Calling violence against women a “poisonous weed” that must be eradicated, Pope Francis has told the media that their campaigns to stop the violence often are offset by the way they glorify a person’s ability “to attract and dominate the other”. Source: CNS.

In The Dioceses Women

‘Older sisters’ to mentor and support young Catholic women

A new pilot mentoring program aims to ensure young Catholic women of the Sydney Archdiocese will have an “older sister” to lean on and learn from. Source: The Catholic Weekly.